7 Keys for Joyful Living!
Here are some thoughts for finding and experiencing joy in your life. Ifthere were one thing I could wish upon my family, friends and the readers ofthis Ezine, it would be joy in everything they do!
Know your purpose. Nothing will bring you joy more than knowing what it isthat you are about on this earth. Not knowing brings sadness, wondering, fearand lack of fulfillment. Above all, find out what your unique purpose ishere on this earth - then fulfill it! As you do, you will experience joy!
Live purposefully. This is a follow up to number one. It is one thing toknow your purpose, but then you need to live according to that purpose. Thisis a matter of priorities. Let your actions and schedule reflect yourpurpose. Don't react to circumstances and let them cause you to live withoutyour purpose fully in site. Living without your purpose will causefrustration. Living purposefully will bring you deep satisfaction and joy!
Stretch yourself. Don't settle into the status quo. That will leave youunfulfilled. Always look to stretch yourself. Whatever you are doing,stretch yourself to do more! Stretching yourself will break the limits youhave set for yourself and will cause you to find joy in your expandedhorizons!
Give more than you take. It brings happiness to accumulate. It brings joy togive away. Sure, getting the car you worked hard for will bring you a senseof satisfaction and even happiness. But it won't bring you joy. Givingsomething away to the less fortunate will bring you deep, abiding joy.
Surprise yourself, and others too. The words here are spontaneity andsurprise! Every once in a while, do the unexpected. It will cause everybodyto sit back and say, "Wow, where did that come from?" It will put a littlejoy in your life, and theirs.
Indulge yourself sometimes. To much indulgence and you are caught in thehappiness trap. Looking for the next purchase, celebration etc to bring youa little "happiness high." But if you will allow yourself an infrequentindulgence as a reward for a job well done and a life well lived, you willappreciate the indulgence and experience the joy of it.
Laugh a little - no, a lot! Most people are just too serious. We need tolaugh a little - no, a lot! Learn to laugh daily, even if you have to learnto laugh in bad situations. This life is to be enjoyed! The next time you goto the movie rental store, get a comedy and let loose! Let yourself laugh!
Joy can be yours! Look for it, pursue it and enjoy it!
About The Author:
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.
To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on the subject of Secrets of Influence go to http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.
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